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I'm lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. What's that mean?

I'm lightskinned and I have really dark armpits. What's that mean?

See your doctor: It might not mean much of anything, but darkening skin under the armpits can be a sign for neurofibromatosis. You should see your family practice physician and discuss symptoms. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Dark armpits and inner thighs?

Weight?: How long have you hade this? There are many causes that need to be discarded, but a calling card for diabetes, called acanthosis nigricans, can give dark skin in areas like neck. The axilla, groin and legs ...Read more

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Would a 100% pure bottled lemon help my dark armpits?

Would a 100% pure bottled lemon help my dark armpits?

Unlikely: The delicate skin may experience a stinging sensation or burn from the Lemon juice. Go to a skin Doctor Dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good for lighten very dark armpits caused from shaving?

Is using benoquin (monobenzone) cream good for lighten very dark armpits caused from shaving?

Dark Skin: I would use hydroquinone as the lightening agent of the skin. Benoquin (monobenzone) is permanent and if you add to much benoquin (monobenzone) you will not be able to add pigment back. ...Read more

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What is the best bleaching lotion for very dark armpits that I can buy with out going to see someone?

What is the best bleaching lotion for very dark armpits that I can buy with out going to see someone?

Dark armpits: They might be acanthosis nigricans, something that cannot be bleached and sometimes associated with diabets or polycystic ovary disease. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I'm a fair skinned female but I have dark armpits and groin. By what ways can I make them of fair color?

I'm a fair skinned female but I have dark armpits and groin. By what ways can I make them of fair color?

Genetic: This pigmentation pattern is most likely genetically determined and may not be reversible. However, you could consult a dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Is there cream that lightens dark armpits caused from shaving that I can use? Other then seeing a dermatology

Is there cream that lightens dark armpits caused from shaving that I can use? Other then seeing a dermatology

There are many OTC: Lighteners that can help, although they can be irritating. You can try, but if not working you likely need prescription strength bleach and chemical peels to lighten. There are also medical conditions that can lead to thickening of armpits. So I suggest seeing dermatologist if not improving with OTC ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

What does it mean if you have really dark armpits?

Nothing: This most likely is just a genetic inheritance from ancestors that had pigmentation. Depending on your race, this can be more prominent that in lighter-colored people. Many areas of the body have hyperpigmentation for one cave-man-related reason or another. It doesn't sound like an infection, ringworm, nor any other condition that you need to treat. ...Read more

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I have dark armpits...What should I do for toning my skin?!?

I have dark armpits...What should I do for toning my skin?!?

Dark armpits: Do you also have thick dark areas on your neck and groin? How much do you weigh? How tall are you? You may have a condition called " acanthosis nigricans". It is due to Insulin resistance. It occurs in overweight people. It is a risk factor for diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, heart disease and hardening of the arteries etc etc. Consult a good primary care doctor or a m endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Which is the best reliable site to buy kojic acid for my dark armpits?

Which is the best reliable site to buy kojic acid for my dark armpits?

Kojic acid.: Kojic acid, a chelating agent produced by species of fungi, (aspergillus oryzae is one), has the japanese common name koji. It is a by-product of the fermentation of rice in the production of sake. Go to kojicacid. Org for sites to purchase. ...Read more

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I'm not overweight and I tend to have dark armpits and makes me insecure. How can I lighten them?

I'm not overweight and I tend to have dark armpits and makes me insecure. How can I lighten them?

Skin products: Check with your physician. Bleaching the area with over the counter skin products could be used. Ask about acanthoses nigricans. ...Read more

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I have really dark armpits and I am a gymnast and im the only one on my team who wears long sleeve leotards. No home remedies work for me. Please help?

I have really dark armpits and I am a gymnast and im the only one on my team who wears long sleeve leotards. No home remedies work for me. Please help?

Sweating?: Perspiration is part of your body's cooling system and essential to a gymnast.

Dark skin can represent a medical problem on the nape of the neck, but in your armpits it's probably built in to your genes. Please talk to your family or physician about this. It is probably not a problem, even to your teammates. ...Read more

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I really have a dark armpit and its embarassing to wear sleeveless. Any tips or medical procedures to help me at least whiten it? Thank you

Whiter armpits: Certain individuals have tried using salt water and scrubbing with a wash cloth with varied results. It is not comfortable and takes time so be patient. ...Read more

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How do I reduce or cure dark armpits I've been suffering this for years?

How do I reduce or cure dark armpits I've been suffering this for years?

Hyperpigmantation: Treating dark spots on your skin can have many benefits. For example, in addition to making dark spots less noticeable, Retin-A used over two years reduced hyperpigmentation as well as wrinkles. Bleaching creams with hydroquinone also help reduce increased pigment. ...Read more

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Is there sumthin I can buy to lighten my dark armpits caused from shaving etc?

Not neccesary: Your armpit will normally be darker than the rest of your skin from shaving. Cosmetic bleaching cream may lighten your skin but put you at risk of shaving superficial skin tears. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dark armpit, what causes it n how can you prevent it?

How do you get rid of dark armpit, what causes it n how can you prevent it?

There are different: Causes of darkening of the armpit from infections (bacterial and fungal) to postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, to acanthosis nigricans. But first I would see a dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment options. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Would 2% hydroquinone help whiten my dark armpits? Which was caused my shaving.

Would 2% hydroquinone help whiten my dark armpits? Which was caused my shaving.

Yes.: Other depigmenting agents are available as well. See your doctor for management. ...Read more

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What % of hydroquinone cream is safe enough to use on my dark armpits caused from shaving?

Hard to say: Given that the skin of the armpits is so sensitive any hydroquinone make your take them. There are other creams that can be used to lighten the skin so I would see your dermatologist and try one of them. ...Read more

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How can I get rid off discoloured dark armpits that I can do myself with out going to dermatologist?

Kojic Acid: You can try kojic acid which is an over the counter bleaching cream used twice a day. Go to the following web site http://consumersguides. Com/skin_lightener_reviews/index7.Html. ...Read more

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Will tretinoin help with dark armpits?

Will tretinoin help with dark armpits?

Dark armpits: Yes tretinoin will work, but 4 percent glycolic acid might work better ...Read more

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What can I do with dark itchi armpits?

What can I do with dark itchi armpits?

?? ECZEMA: SEE A DR. IT COULD BE ECZEMA
ITCHING WILL CLEAR UP SOON
DARK PATCHES TAKE LONGER
BE CAREFULL WITH DEODERANTS.
(HYPO ALLERGENIC). ...Read more